His story is one of struggle, and many ways, one of both triumph and uncertainty. He allows his students, adults and teens alike, to accept the paradoxes the contradictions, and the conflicts in their lives to serve as opportunities to connect to what is important in their lives: recognition of their own value to themselves and to each other. The Rabbis teach that at all times are thirty-six righteous people who work miracles in the world. Their identities are never revealed. When one dies, another appears. Many of us in the room believe one of them was revealed to us that night. We wish him continued health and strength to continue his mission.